A.B.L.E. address both prevention and intervention of topics such as bullying, gang involvement, suicide, and substance use/abuse, parenting adolescents, social skills, and transition to high school. Consultation and program development can be provided for individual school issues or needs.
School Based Services: (Age 5 years old - 17years old) focuses on creating public-private partnerships, enabling cost-effective educational options within the public school districts for special needs students, at-risk students, alternative education programs and schools involved in changing their school culture.
Options are developed by a team of school officials and healthcare professionals to strengthen in-district programming, while preserving school district jobs. Services can be individualized for one student, classrooms, specialized programs or entire school populations.
As dollars become scarcer and out-of-district options for school districts become limited, A.B.L.E. School Based services have become a creative solution for maintaining special education, at-risk and alternative education students within the district; keeping families connected to their communities and ensuring that students remain in the classroom and receive high quality and rigorous curriculum and instruction from the district’s public school teachers. Suspensions, in-house suspensions and exclusion from school only continues to increase the drop out rate and reduce the graduation rate.
School Based Services staff work cooperatively with district personnel to create safe, civil learning environments that create the environment that promotes increased school attendance, increased academic performance, improved student behavioral controls and enhances positive parent and community communication and support.
Problems in school are common for children and adolescents with ADHD and behavior disorders. School can be a challenging environment for some students, and progress made in office-based treatments does not always carry over to the school setting. We know that educators can provide invaluable support for children who are struggling, so our clinicians partner with educators to find strategies and tactics that work in the classroom — making the learning environment better for everyone.
Commonly provided school-based interventions include:
- Observation and assessment of behavioral issues in the school setting
- Consultation with school staff regarding implementation of interventions related to behavior, social skills, or anger management
- Workshops with school staff on evidence-based strategies for behavior management and promoting improved academic functioning
- Help with implementation of IEP behavior plans, daily report cards, and other classroom accommodations
- Tailoring of individualized student behavior plans to maximize effectiveness
- Live in-class coaching of school staff on implementation of strategies to reduce problematic behaviors and promote school success
- ADHD and Behavioral Issues at School: What to look for and when to seek help
- School-Based Behavioral Interventions: How to be successful while preventing burnout
- Effective Home-School Collaboration: Using therapeutic supports to foster student progress
Case Management: A.B.L.E. provides differing levels of case management dependent upon clinical need. It connects clients with services and agencies in the community that can provide additional supports to their child and family. Each client, both adult and child, is assigned a care coordinator. This coordinator provides targeted case management for clients throughout the service from outpatient services to in-home skills training programs.
The childcare consultation program works with daycare providers: by providing skills for dealing with challenging behavior in the classroom and being a liaison between parents and teachers. The goal is to have children and families ready for kindergarten.
Outpatient program for children 5-12 years of age and their parents. Services include parent/child therapy; play therapy; education on child development; assessment for social emotional and developmental health. Focus of treatment is to provide assistance in developing healthy relationships between parents and their young children who might be experiencing distress due life stressors or challenges with temperament.
If your child lives in a foster or group home your provider is: Assessments, referrals and mental health services to children, families, foster families and group homes. Helps children remain in the most home-like setting possible and assist them through the child welfare process. The Children's System of Care offers children, adolescents and their families a variety of mental health services. The following programs focus on services provided with community partners to strengthen families and children.